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8th grade, week 18/38, 01/15-19/2018 (5th/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 1/15/2018

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today! 
  • *EXIT TICKET TODAY!!!!!
  • R1) We will come back to “The Patriot” and the Am. Rev. tomorrow. 
    • Today, as we celebrate the life of the legend Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., we will take time to honor and reflect on his efforts and the many others who have worked to make positive change in our country.   
      • A) 1ST, how would our school be different without Dr. King and the others who for equal rights? Be specific and use an example (s).
      • B) 2ND, if Dr. King would have died earlier in his life, how do you think life in America would be different? Be specific and use an example (s).
      • C) 3RD, Inspired by Dr. King’s efforts, a mixed-race couple, the Lovings from Virginia, sued for the right to marry and have children in 1967 and won at the U.S. Supreme Court. 
        • How would your life be different without their brave action? Be specific using an example(s). (Friends, family, yourself?) 

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Mighty Times: The Children’s March
  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 1/16/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post Tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • E) What do these powerful words have to do with your goals and success in anything in life?
    • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Dr. MLK, jr. 
  • R1) A) What is the Mason-Dixon Line?
    • B) What changes when you cross that line going southward? 
    • C) What is segregation?  
  • R2) A) Who were Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter AND what was their story?
    • B) What change was made by the victory in their case Loving v. Virginia?
  • R3) A) What was the reason for the Montgomery Bus Boycott? (Hint: What were they boycotting?)  
    • B) What famous person is known for this event, AND what did you learn about that person that changes how we think about them?

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Mighty Times: The Children’s March
  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • *Assessment*: Exit Slip

*HW* ~ Blog Post! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) Who was Major Jean Villeneuve, AND what was his purpose for being with with the Patriot militia?  
    • B) What rule of war did he break with several of the Patriot militia AND what reason did he give for it?    
    • C) How were the militia different from regular army?    
    • D) What did Marion’s/Martin’s militia find during their ambush of Cornwallis’s wagon train?
    • E) Of the items they found, which was the most important to their mission?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 1/17/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • **We have 5 chapters to get through this week, so we need to start today. We will go over the warm-up together to keep it fresh in your mind and then start reading Uglies.
  • RBP1) A) Who was Major Jean Villeneuve, AND what was his purpose for being with with the Patriot militia?  
    • B) What rule of war did he break with several of the Patriot militia AND what reason did he give for it?    
    • C) What did Marion’s/Martin’s militia find during their ambush of Cornwallis’s wagon train?
    • D) Of the items they found, which was the most important to their mission?

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 1/18/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post Tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!

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2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

*HW* ~ BLOG POST; Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) 
    • B) 
    • C) 
    • D) 
    • E)  

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 1/19/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *EXIT TICKET TODAY!!!!! 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends TODAY!!
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • *We are going to start reading right away so that we can finish in time to get back to the American Revolution (The Patriot).

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
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Posted by on January 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 18/38, 1/15-19/2018 (5th/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R= Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 1/15/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday 1/26 (PM 1/2 day Records Day. 2nd hour will end Thursday the 25th)
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today!  
  • R1) We will come back to Egypt and hieroglyphics tomorrow. 
    • Today, as we celebrate the life of the legend Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., we will take time to honor and reflect on his efforts and the many others who have worked to make positive change in our country.   
      • A) 1ST, how would our school be different without Dr. King and the others who fought for equal rights? Be specific and use an example (s).
      • B) 2ND, if Dr. King would have died earlier in his life, how do you think life in America would be different? Be specific and use an example (s).
      • C) 3RD, Inspired by Dr. King’s efforts, a mixed-race couple, the Lovings from Virginia, sued for the right to marry and have children in 1967 and won at the U.S. Supreme Court. 
        • How would your life be different without their brave action? Be specific using an example(s). (Friends, family, yourself? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 1/16/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday 1/26
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today! 
  • The Sweetwater winners are … 6th hour!!!!
  • E) What do these powerful words have to do with your goals and success in anything in life?
    • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Dr. MLK, jr.
  • R1) A) What is the Mason-Dixon Line?
    • B) What changes when you cross that line going southward? 
    • C) What is segregation?  
  • R2) A) Who were Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter AND what was their story?
    • B) What change was made by the victory in their case Loving v. Virginia?
  • R3) A) What was the reason for the Montgomery Bus Boycott? (Hint: What were they boycotting?)  
    • B) What famous person is known for this event, AND what did you learn about that person that changes how we think about them?

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

*HW*~ Blog Post; due Thursday by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) Dr. King and others like him who have fought for equal rights must be rolling in their graves right now knowing how many kids are not taking their education seriously. 
    • What can you/we do to make a positive change in getting those who aren’t trying to try and get the education that was fought for?
  • RBP2) A) What mistake did early historians/linguists make when trying to decipher (decode) hieroglyphics? 
    • B) What is the purpose of a cartouche AND why was translating them a huge key to unlocking hieroglyphics? 
    • C) What are the 4 steps you need to take to write a word/message in hieroglyphics?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 1/17/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *You had a Blog Post last night. It is due tomorrow night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday 1/26
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today!
  • **We have 5 chapters to get through this week, so we need to start today. BEFORE we begin, you need to interpret the 3 following quotes/pictures. It will be graded while we are reading. 

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2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 1/18/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *HW* ~ NO Blog Post tonight! Tuesday’s is due tonight by 10 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 1/26
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • RBP1) Dr. King and others like him who have fought for equal rights must be rolling in their graves right now knowing how many kids are not taking their education seriously. 
    • What can you/we do to make a positive change in getting those who aren’t trying to try and get the education that was fought for?
  • RBP2) A) What mistake did early historians/linguists make when trying to decipher (decode) hieroglyphics? 
    • B) What is the purpose of a cartouche AND why was translating them a huge key to unlocking hieroglyphics? 
    • C) What are the 4 steps you need to take to write a word/message in hieroglyphics?

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

*NO Blog Post tonight! Tuesday’s is due tonight by 10 p.m.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 1/19/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *EXIT TICKET TODAY!!!!! 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 1/26.
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • R1) A) Thinking of our country/world today, what group of people do the Rusties represent?  Explain your answer.
    • B) Thinking of our country/world today, what group of people do the Smokies represent? Explain your answer.  
  • AFTER Reading today:
    • 1) After a quick refresher of the rules, you are going to practice hieroglyphics by writing your first and last name. 
    • 2) After you have written your first and last name, come and show me and I will give you a blank piece of paper. On the blank piece of paper you are to write a message of at least 4 words for others to translate.
      • They will be displayed in the hall
      • Make sure it is school appropriate and challenging. DO NOT write the letters on the page. ONLY the symbols. DON’T forget the rules!!

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 17/38, 1/08-12/2018 (4th/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R= Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 1/08/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today! 
  • *6th hour students who have not taken or need to finish the assessment, study for 10 minutes and then you will go to Mrs. Hayes’s room to take it. 
  • R1) Reflect on your score for your Egypt Assessment. 
    • 1) Did you get what you expected or not? Why?   
    • 2) If you did well, what do you think you did to earn that score? If you didn’t do well, what can you do to fix it so it doesn’t happen again?   
    • 3) How will you change going forward to learn more, do better next assessment, and to get you prepared for the 8th grade?
  • PK1) We are about to do a quick dive into learning about hieroglyphics and how they were translated over a thousand years after they had stopped being used.
    • A) What do you think the word hieroglyphics means? (Hint: it’s broken into 2 Greek words: hiero and glyph)
    • B) Why do you think it stopped being used?  

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 1/09/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today! 
  • The Sweetwater winners are …
  • R for 2nd & PK for 6th: A) What does the word hieroglyphics mean? (Hint: it’s broken into 2 Greek words: hiero and glyph)
    • B) Ordinary Egyptians, scribes continued using hieroglyphics as well, were eventually allowed to be educated and were taught a new script called hieratic (aka Demotic).
      • 1) Why was hieratic easier to write and learn for ordinary Egyptians AND how could this cause hieroglyphics to be abandoned completely?  
      • 2) How was the Rosetta Stone discovered AND what and how did they learn from it?  
      • 3) Why are artifacts so easily covered, uncovered, and preserved (kept from eroding) in Egypt? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

*HW*~ Blog Post; due Thursday by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) How and where was the Rosetta Stone discovered?  
    • B) What are the 3 languages on the stone and which one did they understand most? 
    • C) What was the Rosetta Stone recording/announcing to the people?
    • D) Why are artifacts so easily covered, uncovered, and preserved (kept from eroding) in Egypt?
  • RBP2) A) What is a dynasty AND how does one change to another one?
    • B) What does looking at the length of time a dynasty lasted, how many pharaoh’s there were, and the length of their reign (time ruling) tell us about a dynasty?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 1/10/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *You had a Blog Post last night. It is due tomorrow night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today!
  • RBP1) A) How and where was the Rosetta Stone discovered?  
    • B) What are the 3 languages on the stone and which one did they understand most? 
    • C) What was the Rosetta Stone recording/announcing to the people?
    • D) Why are artifacts so easily covered, uncovered, and preserved (kept from eroding) in Egypt?
  • RBP2) A) What is a dynasty AND how does one change to another one?
    • B) What does looking at the length of time a dynasty lasted, how many pharaoh’s there were, and the length of their reign (time ruling) tell us about a dynasty? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 1/11/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Tuesday’s is due tonight by 10 p.m.. Today’s is due Sunday by 10 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • R1) IN GROUPS OF NO MORE THAN 3: Using the document in front of you, your task is to analyze (observe) and interpret (give meaning) the data of Dynasties 25 & 26 and then 26& 27:  You need to include the following: years of the dynasty, number of pharaohs, and make observations about the health of pharaohs in each dynasty and what could have changed the dynasty from one to the next. 

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2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

*HW*~ Blog Post; due Sunday by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) How do historians analyze (figure out meaning) data to figure out what happened in the past when there is no written record of the events?   
    • B) By looking at yesterday’s data what can you tell about Dynasties 3 & 4 versus Dynasties 25, 26, & 27?   
    • C) What does a short time ruling as Pharaoh possibly tell us about them? 
    • D) When a dynasty changes and the next one is ruled by another country/culture what are the possible explanations for that? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 1/12/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *EXIT TICKET TODAY!!!!! 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends TODAY!
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • * If you are still working on your Assessment that should be your focus. 
  • RBP1) A) How do historians analyze (figure out meaning) data to figure out what happened in the past when there is no written record of the events?   
    • B) By looking at yesterday’s data what can you tell about Dynasties 3 & 4 versus Dynasties 25, 26, & 27?   
    • C) What does a short time ruling as Pharaoh possibly tell us about them? 
    • D) When a dynasty changes and the next one is ruled by another country/culture what are the possible explanations for that?
  • R2) A) If you were a tourist in Egypt and you found an ancient coin from the time of Ptolemy V (5th, pharaoh of the Rosetta Stone),  what could assume had happened to Egypt?
    • B) What did the decree (announcement) on the Rosetta Stone in Greek tell us AND why was it the most important discovery every in Egyptology (study of Ancient Egypt)? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

8th grade, week 17/38, 01/08-12/2018 (4th/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 1/08/2018

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today! 
  • R1) Reflect on your score for your Am. Rev. Assessment. 
    • A) Did you get what you expected or not? Why?   
    • B) If you did well, what do you think you did to earn that score? If you didn’t do well, what can you do to fix it so it doesn’t happen again?   
    • C) How will you change going forward to learn more, do better next assessment, and to get you prepared for high school and beyond?
  • PK1) Now that we have gotten to the war we need to dig a little deeper. We will do that for a few days with “The Patriot”.
    • A) Who is the real-life person that main character Benjamin Martin is based on?
    • B) Why did the writers/director not just use the real-life character? Be specific!

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 1/09/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post Tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • R1) The British, and other national armies, used the rules of war (R of W) when fighting battles.
    • A) Why were rules of war necessary for battles between large armies AND how do they make battles similar to organized sports?
    • B) Why was the Continental (Patriot) Army unsuccessful nearly every battle against the British?
    • C) What did it force us to do in order to be able to compete with them?
    • D) Who is Colonel Tavington, AND what is he in charge of? 
    • E) What R of W did he break AND how did this make him more similar to Francis Marion/Benjamin Martin than to other British officers? 

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
  • *Assessment*: Exit Slip

*HW* ~ Blog Post! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) What specific guerilla warfare tactic did the Continentals (Patriots)  use against the British AND how did it work?
  • RBP2) The British offered freedom to slaves who fought for them against the Continentals and then GW countered with his own offer to the slaves. 
    • A) What was the difference between the 2 offers?
    • B) Which side would slaves have more a reason to fight for AND why?
    • C) In the end, who got the better deal? 
  • RBP3) What specific tactics strategies did BM use in the ambush scene

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 1/10/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • RBP1) What specific guerilla warfare tactic did the Continentals (Patriots)  use against the British AND how did it work?
  • RBP2) The British offered freedom to slaves who fought for them against the Continentals and then GW countered with his own offer to the slaves. 
    • A) What was the difference between the 2 offers?
    • B) Which side would slaves have more a reason to fight for AND why?
    • C) In the end, who got the better deal? 
  • RBP3) What specific tactics strategies did BM use in the ambush scene?

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 1/11/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post Tonight! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • R1) A) How did both Nathan and Samuel deal with the trauma they experienced during the ambush scene? Be specific about the differences and why.
    • B) What did Benjamin decide to do when Gabriel informed him that he was going back to serve in the Continental Army? 
    • C) During the scene where BM meets up with Colonel Burwell, the new commander when General Gates retreated, he tells Ben that the French should arrive within 6 months.
      • 1) What’s the reality of when the French arrived AND why they waited so long to show up?
      • 2) Why would the French be willing to help the Patriots to begin with?   

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

*HW* ~ BLOG POST; Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) What is the mission that BM/FM and Col. Burwell must complete so that they aren’t immediately forced to surrender?
    • B) What’s the only way they can successfully complete that mission?
    • C) What is BM and GM’s first task?
    • D) What are the differences between Ben’s and Gabriel’s results?
    • E) Which results are better for their mission and why? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 1/12/2018 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *EXIT TICKET TODAY!!!!! 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends Friday 1/19
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • RBP1) A) What is the mission that BM/FM and Col. Burwell must complete so that they aren’t immediately forced to surrender?
    • B) What’s the only way they can successfully complete that mission?
    • C) What is BM and GM’s first task?
    • D) What are the differences between Ben’s and Gabriel’s results?
    • E) Which results are better for their mission and why?

2) Topic: The American Revolution: A Deeper understanding.

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Militia vs. Regulars (using clips from “The Patriot” for clarification)
  • The Winter at Valley Forge
  • The Battle of Cowpens (SC) : the turning point toward a Patriot victory
  • The Siege of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris
 
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Posted by on January 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 16/38, 12/18-22/2017 (3rd/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R= Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 12/18/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *FOOD DRIVE! Please try to bring in canned/boxed goods for families in need. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today! 
  • ** Start studying your Egypt notes for Thursday’s assessment!!!
  • R1) A) What do the terms monotheism and polytheism mean? 
    • B) Why did ancient people/societies believe in polytheism AND why did they think monotheism made no sense to them?  
    • C) What are the 3 Abrahamic faiths (religions) AND why are they called Abrahamic 
    • D) Who were the slaves of Egypt AND how could you tell a native Egyptian from a slave? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 12/19/2017(mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *NO Blog Post* Start studying your Egypt notes for Thursday’s assessment!!!
  • *FOOD DRIVE! Please try to bring in canned/boxed goods for families in need. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today! 
  • R for 2nd & PK for 6th A) Between near the source or near the mouth where will a river be shallowest/widest and where will it be deepest/narrowest AND why? 
    • B) At many points on the Nile you have to portage (pourtahj) because of waterfalls or rough rapids.  
      • Based on the sentence above, what do you think it means to portage on a river?  
  • R for 6th & PK for 2nd: A) What are the 2 parts of Egypt (98%/2%) AND why do they have those names? 
    • B) Which one of those is the actual name for Egypt AND why does it make sense even though it only represents 2% of Egypt’s land?
    • C) What are the names of the 3 seasons of Egypt AND what do they each represent? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 12/20/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *Start studying your Egypt notes for TOMORROW’S assessment!!!
  • *FOOD DRIVE! Please try to bring in canned/boxed goods for families in need. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends Friday 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something that will help you do your best today!
  • Today is your REVIEW for your Egypt Assessment. Take it seriously and prepare to do your best.

  • Best class average = Sweetwater’s! 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 12/21/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends Friday, 1/12
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • Today is your Egypt Assessment! You have 10 minutes to do a quick review before we start.

  • Best class average = Sweetwater’s!

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 12/22/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.
 
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8th grade, week 16/38, 12/18-22/2017 (3rd/6 weeks of the 3rd MP!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 12/18/2017

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 12/22
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today! 
  • R1) What did we learn from our success in the Battle of Concord AND what did the Redcoats learn from it? 
  • R2) A) On the night of June 17th, 1775, what did the Patriots do on the Charlestown Peninsula?   
    • B) Why should the battle actually be called Breed’s Hill instead of Bunker Hill
    • C) What major advantage did the Patriots have over the British at this battle AND why was it such an advantage? 
    • D) Why did the Patriot defense of the hill eventually fail?
    • E) What did the British learn about us from their victory that would change their attitude/belief about the war? 

2) Topic: Causes of the American Revolution:

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 12/19/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *HW* ~ STUDY for your ASSESSMENT tomorrow!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 12/22
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • STUDY HARD!! You may quiz each other and/or write it out. It doesn’t matter which, but just work hard.

2) Topic: Causes of the American Revolution:

*HW* ~ Blog Post! Due Thursday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 12/20/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends this Friday, 12/22
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • ASSESSMENT DAY!

  • Take your time and give every detail you can think of. Leave nothing blank. You know what I expect of you. 

  • You may add #6 for extra credit (4 points), explaining the Battle of Breed’s (Bunker) Hill

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 12/21/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • ASSESSMENT DAY 2! You are either finishing/adding to your assessment OR watching and learning from The Patriot with us.

    • EXTRA CREDIT: Add a #6 that describes the Battle of Bunker (Breed’s) Hill

    • If you are watching the film, have notes ready to go with The Patriot as the title. 

2) Topic: Causes of the American Revolution:

  • Objective: You will be learning about the causes of the American Revolution, including interpreting and comparing primary source documents and how these experiences led to a falling out between the American Colony and the British sovereign (leader) King George III.
  • GLCEs: F1.1-3, US3.3.1-2
  • Causes of the American Revolution:

*HW* ~ NO BLOG POST

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 12/22/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 14/38, 12/04-08/2017 (1st/6 weeks of 3rd MP/2nd Trimester!

R= Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 12/04/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday 12/15
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today! 
  • R1) You are 1/3 of the way through 7th grade at this point.
    • A) Reflect on your grade, effort, AND what you can improve to make the final 2/3 of the year the best they can be so you can cruise into 8th grade with successful habits.
    • B) Now reflect on your class data on the board.
      • What role can you play in improving your class’s performance? 
  • R2) A) What is a descendant? 
    • B) How does the story of Abraham and his descendants get us from Mesopotamia to Ancient Egypt? 
    • C) How was Joseph’s integrity challenged? 
    • D) What happens to the Jews in the centuries after Joseph’s death in Egypt?   
    • E) Why was baby Moses placed in a basket in the mighty Nile River by his mother? 
    • PK) What 2 things are Moses most known for?

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 12/05/2017(mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

*HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due Thursday by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) What is a caste system
    • B) What are the 6 castes in the Ancient Egyptian Caste System (below the pharaoh) in order of least powerful to most powerful? 
    • C) What are the advantages (positives) and disadvantages (negatives) of a caste system? 
    • D) Who are the educated AND uneducated in their system? 
    • E) Who has the power to move your caste up or down? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 12/06/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com) 

  • *You had a Blog Post last night. It is due Thursday by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 12/15
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • RBP1) A) What is a caste system? 
    • B) What are the 6 castes in the Ancient Egyptian Caste System (below the pharaoh) in order of least powerful to most powerful? 
    • C) What are the advantages (positives) and disadvantages (negatives) of a caste system
    • D) Who are the educated AND uneducated in their system? 
    • E) Who has the power to move your caste up or down

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 12/07/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *NO HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due Sunday by 10:00 p.m.  
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday, 12/15
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • R1) A) Describe the dream that Pharaoh told to Joseph.  
    • B) What was Joseph’s interpretation of the dream AND what was the solution he suggested?  
    • C) What are the 4 Mesopotamian inventions that Joseph brought to Egypt?
    • D) What is the system of controlling water called? 
  • R2) (2nd hour ONLY) How did Joseph react to seeing his brothers for the first time in 20 years?  
  • Empathy) (video clip) BEFORE A) What do you think the bystander effect is?
    • B) Do you think it is positive or negative? Explain your answer.
    • AFTER watching the video clip, how have your thoughts changed about the bystander effect? 

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due Sunday by 10:00 p.m.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 12/08/2017 (mmsperryas.wordpress.com)

  • *You had a Blog Post last night! Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day. It ends next Friday 12/15
  • *Set a ZTR Goal! Make sure it something you need to do to your best today!
  • RBP1) The first monotheistic religion, Judaism, was based more on these common values than a god or gods.
    • A) What are at least 5 of the morals/values that we listed today/yesterday in class?
    • B) Why is it important for the citizens of the world, or even a small community of people such as a classroom to have common values?  
    • C) What are some common values that you see violated every day that gets you or your classmates removed from class on a daily/hourly basis?
    • D) Why is it important that a classroom community sticks to and protects those values?

2) Introducing…Ancient Egypt!!!!!

  • Unit Objective 1: You will be learning about “Father Abraham” and his descendants (the 12 tribes of Israel) and their contribution to the 3 monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;  and the success of the Egyptian people.
  • Unit Objective 2: We will use the film “Mystery of the Nile” to learn about the mighty Nile River and it’s importance to the Egyptian people and all in Africa who live near it.
 
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Posted by on December 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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